Atari ST floppy drive?
dbetz at xlisper.com
Fri Jan 30 11:39:09 CST 2009
On Jan 30, 2009, at 12:32 PM, Chuck Guzis wrote:
> On 29 Jan 2009 at 22:00, David Betz wrote:
>> I'm trying to recover some files off of a couple of Atari SH204 hard
>> drives but I only have a 520ST and need to find an external floppy
>> drive to bootstrap my system. Does anyone have a spare Atari SF314
>> floppy drive around that they'd be willing to part with? I don't have
>> much classic stuff left so I guess this will have to be a sale rather
>> than a trade.
> AFAIK, there's nothing magic about the 520ST floppy drive--if you can
> find that multi-pin DIN connector, you can easily take a stock 3.5"
> 720K or 1.44M drive and use it. I've got the pinout for the
> connector (and may even have one in my hellbox) if you want to tackle
> rolling your own.
Sure, that would help! I figured there was some other electronics in
the drive like the Atari 800 and C64 drives. If it's just building a
cable, I can probably handle that.
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